Whole Wheat Tart Crust

Coconut oil is easily processed by the body. It also adds an interesting change of flavor to a flaky crust.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice

Directions

  • In medium bowl, combine flours with flaxseed, salt, and brown sugar; mix well with your fingers to combine completely.
  • Cut in the coconut oil and butter, using two knives or a pastry blender until particles are fine and even. Sprinkle in the buttermilk, tossing crumbs with a fork, then sprinkle in enough orange juice so the dough will stick together when you press it.
  • Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours. Then place on lightly floured surface and whack with a rolling pin until malleable. Roll out into an 11" circle. Ease into a 9" tart pan and trim edges. You can now fill the crust and bake according to a recipe or prebake it.
  • To prebake, preheat oven to 400°F. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust with a fork. Bake for 13–17 minutes or until crust is light brown and set. Cool completely before filling.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice

Directions

  • In medium bowl, combine flours with flaxseed, salt, and brown sugar; mix well with your fingers to combine completely.
  • Cut in the coconut oil and butter, using two knives or a pastry blender until particles are fine and even. Sprinkle in the buttermilk, tossing crumbs with a fork, then sprinkle in enough orange juice so the dough will stick together when you press it.
  • Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours. Then place on lightly floured surface and whack with a rolling pin until malleable. Roll out into an 11" circle. Ease into a 9" tart pan and trim edges. You can now fill the crust and bake according to a recipe or prebake it.
  • To prebake, preheat oven to 400°F. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust with a fork. Bake for 13–17 minutes or until crust is light brown and set. Cool completely before filling.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium45mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Protein3g